June 4, 2011

Benefits Of Dandelion Root

Since ancient times, dandelion root has been used in traditional medicines. Dandelion root contains antioxidants like vitamin A and C, as well as many vital minerals. Herbalists often prescribe dandelion root extract or dandelion tea to heal various ailments and for general health. Here are several benefits of dandelion root extract and dandelion root tea and also you can learn how to make dandelion root extract.

Dandelion Root Benefits :
- Diuretic Properties
Dandelion root is a natural diuretic which contains high potassium to promote salt excretion and water from the body.  Dandelion root helps in enhancing the performance of the kidneys, pancreas, stomach and spleen.

- Digestion Aid
Dandelion root has mild laxative effect and is often used as a digestive aid. Dandelion tea serves as an excellent appetite stimulant.

- Liver Problems
Dandelion root is beneficial for liver health. It helps in detoxifying the liver and is helpful against liver diseases including cirrhosis, hepatitis and toxicity. Dandelion root stimulates the production of bile, which enhances the liver function and helps in cleansing of the liver and kidneys.

- Weight Loss
Dandelion root tea is beneficial for weight loss. Dandelion has excellent diuretic properties and reduces water weight. It increases bile production and stimulates bile flow thus helping in the process of fat metabolism.

- Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Dandelion root has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial in treating various ailments, particularly rheumatoid arthritis.

How to Make Dandelion Root Extract
  • Firstly, take the roots (at least about 4 oz.).
  • Clean of any dust, stones, pebbles or insects from the roots.
  • Now get a knife and a cutting board. 
  • Slice off the roots to ¼ inch.
  • Get a bowl and fill it with 2 qt. of water. 
  • Place the sliced roots in it and bring the water to a boil. 
  • Let it boil till the water reduces to 1 qt.
  • Thereafter strain the water with the help of a cheesecloth, and reserve.
  • Now get another quart of water and place the roots in it, and boil again. 
  • Let it boil until the water is reduced to a pint. Strain and reserve the liquid.
  • Now make a mix of both the reserved liquids, and boil it for the last time, keeping the pan covered.
  • You have to now let the mixture boil until it is down to 2 oz. For this, you might need several hours.
  • Allow the 2 oz. liquid to cool down, and you have your dandelion root extract ready.
If you are impressed on dandelion root, you can start trying to make it.

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